Family Parrots (Psittacidae)


Flores Hanging-parrot (Loriculus flosculus)


French: Coryllis de Wallace German: Florespapageichen Spanish: Lorículo de Flores
Other common names: Wallace's Hanging-parrot

Loriculus flosculus


, 1864,



Forms a species-group with L. exilis and L. pusillus, and sometimes considered conspecific with former. Monotypic.


Flores and satellite islands (Rinca)#R, in Lesser Sundas.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. Green, lighter on underparts; bill red; throat with elongated red spot; nape tinged orange; rump and uppertail-coverts red; legs orange. Female has red on... read more


Mainly combinations of insect-like, short, staccato, high-pitched “tsee” or “tsik” notes.


Primary semi-evergreen forest, chiefly 800–1000 m but with records down to 450 m.

Food and feeding

Most sightings in 1993 were in fruiting fig trees, and dependence or specialisation on this food resource judged likely.


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Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously considered Vulnerable. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Surveys in 1993 found it to be locally common in the Tanjung Kerita... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., de Juana, E. & Boesman, P. (2019). Flores Hanging-parrot (Loriculus flosculus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2019).